Aston Martin apprentices speak up for health and safety

Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Jonny Williamson

Seven apprentices working for Aston Martin Lagonda explain the importance of health and safety in the latest video for the British Safety Council’s campaign, Speak Up, Stay Safe.

According to the council, research shows that new workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months of a job as they are for the rest of their working lives.

The British Safety Council’s campaign Speak Up, Stay Safe aims to confront such needless injury and ill-health by raising young people’s awareness about workplace risks

Health and safety manager at Aston Martin, Andrew Butler commented: “We are very proud of our health and safety record at Aston Martin and are truly supportive of the British Safety Council and their desire that no one should be injured or made ill at work.

“Our apprentices are being trained as the future generation of managers and are learning at the start of their careers that good health and safety makes good business sense, if it is integrated into normal business activities. We are already seeing a stronger, more engaged attitude from the workforce, who understand that age is no blocker to innovation when it comes to keeping people safe and free from harm.”

Campaigns manager at the British Safety Council, Matthew Holder commented: “Video is a great way for young people to have a voice and for all of us to see the world of work from their point of view.

“With the help of Aston Martin, we made the film on site to hear from their apprentices and immerse the viewer in their working environment. They tell us why health and safety is important to them and why it should be important to all young workers.